The anticipation for the debut album from Floating Points is almost too much to bare. After all, it's his first album to surface in nearly 6 years of his storied career. At least he's given us some new material to chew on while we wait.
Last month he announced the album Elaenia and shared the music video for Silhouettes that featured a beautiful light painting display coupled with a dreamy Floating Points ballad. The industry was buzzing over the new material that drifts away from the club centric tracks and "floats" toward a more compositional experimentation. Refreshing would be an understatement.
'Nespole' is the next track to surface and it just so happens to be the first track from the new album. It sets the stage for Floating Points to conduct his expression of soundscapes and ethereal motifs. The arrangement seems to evolve organically in a way that transports the listener to a distant spacey realm of sound. Oh man, I'm getting lost in this one, now it's your turn. Listen to 'Nespole' below and get ready for Elaenia to grace our ears very soon (but not soon enough).
Catch Floating Points performing at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival on November 7th.
2. Silhouettes (I, II & III)
5. Thin Air
6. For Marmish
7. Peroration Six
Floating Points Tour Dates:
Oct 03 Edinburgh, UK - La Belle Angele
Oct 09 Berlin, DE – Berghain
Oct 10 Bologna, IT - RoBOt Festival
Oct 24 Lyon, FR - Le Sucre
Oct 31 Leuven, BE - Het Depot **
Nov 05 Turin, IT - Club2Club **
Nov 7 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 08 Dublin, IE – Metropolis
Nov 17 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall **
Dec 10 Auckland, NZ - Neck Of The Wood
Dec 11 Adelaide, AU – Suga
Dec 12 Victoria, AU - Meredith Music Festiva
Dec 13 Melbourne, AU - Coburg Velodrome
Dec 17 Melbourne, AU - Section 8
Dec 18 Perth, AU - The Urban Orchard
Dec 19 Sydney, AU - Oxford Arts Factory
Dec 20 Brisbane, AU - The TBC Club
** w/ 11 piece live band